Visiting and exploring Mostar and Herzegovina’s 4 cities, including Konjic, Jablanica, Počitelj and Blagaj as a day tour from Sarajevo is truly the best way to fulfill your Bosnian holiday.
This UNESCO-based tour is undoubtedly the best way to plunge into experiencing the region of Herzegovina and its amazingly beautiful scenery, as well as understanding its fascinating cultural diversity and mind-provoking history.
The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes an eighth visit to the beautiful and historic Mostar in 2023. The city’s 16th-century bridge, Stari Most, will once again host the elite cliff divers as they demonstrate ultimate courage, control and some insane athleticism over the emerald water of the Neretva River.
Departure Times Daily at 8 AM.
Pickup Locations Tour departs once a day from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup please let us know in advance.
Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of the locations, we use vehicles during the tour.
Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. Your guide will help you experience all cultural, historical, natural diversity of Herzegovina most beautiful cities and will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.
Morning ride will take us through interesting suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia until we pass Ivan mountain and enter Herzegovina region. As soon as in Herzegovina, we’ll start descending, as region of Herzegovina is generally on lower altitudes and is totally different climate, so you’ll notice dramatic natural environment change.
First stop of the day is short visit to old part of Konjic town. Unique, prehistorically inhabited, famous for 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over turquoise Neretva river, usually very sunny place, is day’s perfect start. Standing at WW2’s last day, during the Nazi withdrawal, destroyed bridge, we learn the story of the “monument to human stupidity”, mystery of Tito’s Bunker, famousness of white water rafting at upper Neretva region and glacier Boracko Lake, and few other stories before we continue our way.
>Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ride continues by passing large, dammed but very beautiful Jablaničko lake, with short stop at Jablanica where we will cross the river walking just next to the remains of the old bridge and learn WW2 story of “Neretva Battle”.
When in Jablanica, story of the famous roasted lamb on the spit is an absolute must so we will make sure to “sniff” into the way how this greatest delicacy is prepared.
Views of Jablaničko lake and regions of Prenj mountain are simply breathtaking and will make you wanna stop and breathe those in.
>Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle
40 kms from Mostar, and around 20 kms from Pocitelj, Trebižat River plummets in a 28m-high arc creating a mesmerising natural and 120 meters wide water amphitheater known as Kravice Waterfall. These captivating waterfalls trapped in lush greenery are a perfect setting for everyone looking for a scape into intact nature.
For those of you who are into swimming and pedalling, or simply enjoying one of the most photogenic disney-like settings which has its charm no matter the season of the year you are visiting, Kravica Waterfall is an absolute must additional stop.
> Kravica Waterfall is a paradisiacal cascade on the Trebižat River nested in a heartland of Herzegovina karst.
Then we continue through some really amazing parts of Neretva river canyon, telling the unique stories of Herzegovina, before we arrive to our second stop – Počitelj.
Stunningly nested above Neretva river, visit to Počitelj (“Počivati” – Bos.”to rest in peace”), easy uphill, one hour long walking activity, accompanied with a stories of town’s development and strategic importance during its 600+ year long written history and visit to most important sites such as Hajji Alija Mosque, Clock Tower and Gavrankapetanovic tower, IS A MUST, for anyone passing through or near Herzegovina region.
Unique, medieval, Ottoman era glorified, present day Ottoman-Mediterranean style designed fortress – town Počitelj, is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.
In the end of the walk we take some time for locally grown fresh lemonade or Bosnian coffee if you prefer 🙂
>Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river – Herzegovina
After Počitelj, we keep going, and after short ride arrive to Blagaj.
Blagaj town is home to Buna river spring – Europe’s most beautiful, most powerful, clean and drinkable karst river spring, settled beneath few hundred meters high rock. Water comes out of quite large but stunningly deep cave, which springs amazing 43 cubic meters of water per second. Can you imagine this?
Just next to the spring, under the rock, is home to Blagaj Tekke – Dervish house, dating most likely pre or early Ottoman era from early 16th century, as unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Visiting this complex and learning more about Dervish life in Herzegovina as important part of our history is, MUST DO.
For Muslim travellers “Tekija” is place where prayers are hosted 5 times a day and can be attended if wanted.
As we finish visit to “Blagajska Tekija” and “Izvor rijeke Bune” we stay there for bit longer. It is time for lunch. Due to famousness and cleanliness of Buna river the most important thing to taste in Blagaj today is local trout. That is why we don’t leave the place before we offer our guests to try locally prepared trout on “Blagaj Way”, enjoying amazing scenery of Buna river spring and Dervish house next to it. Vegetarians don’t worry, we have solutions for you as well 🙂
Lunch is not included in the price, so plan some 8 to 10 EUR extra for the lunch.
>Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
Later only, 15 minute further it is time for Mostar experience which is the most important jewel on our “Herzegovina Necklace” day trip.
As soon as we arrive to Mostar we start our walking tour which will cover most important sites and locations in Mostar.
We focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness, in regard to historical and cultural diversity.
Story of Mostar will be about the Bridge, it’s rise and fall, and how it had risen again. You will learn about Siege of Mostar, about why it is called Mostar, about “Mostarians”. We recreate Mostar for you and with you.
In Mostar, if preferred, we give our guests free time to explore on their own as we simply do not like to “hold a candle all the way”.
Sunsets are amazing time in Mostar, so we’ll have drink at place overlooking the bridge panorama and discuss more about everything we did today.
When Mostar is done, it is time to go back to Sarajevo, and it will take us around two hours ride before we are “home”.
The reason why, during this day tour, we prefer to arrive to Mostar around 3 or 4 pm and then explore Mostar, is because in the afternoon most of the day tours and big groups passing through Mostar are already gone, so we get to have Mostar for ourselves for maximised experience.
On the way back we can make another break for those desiring to try famous roasted lamb at Jablanica. We expect to be in Sarajevo around 7 pm, so better don’t plan too many things that evening as days can be quite long sometime.
>Mostar old bridge during the sunset
What Do I Need to Bring?
Personalized small group tours. My guide Almir shared lots of information about the history of the region and personal stories which made it much better. Compared to other tour companies I used, the guides with Funky Tours felt more genuine. We also ate at a fish restaurant in the beautiful town of Blagaj. Definitely an experience to remember!
After reviewing many other companies that do similiar day trips from Sarajevo we opted for this one.
I’m so so glad we did! We had the most amazing day driving around BiH. There was just us 2, a young German couple & last but not least our guide Enis.
Enis was absolutely outstanding the whole day, it didn’t feel like a tour, it felt like a day out exploring with friends.
The scenery & locations we went to were breathtakingly beautiful! It was a long 11-12hr day, but none of us complained once, quite the opposite!
Mostar which was going to be the highlight for me & Kravica Waterfalls which I wasn’t too bothered about actually turned out to be the exact opposite!
I also wanted to do a half day Siege tour with Funky, but alas there was no spots available with short notice, so went with another company for it, wow it was awful compared to Funky tours previous day tour.
Funky tours (and Enis) went above and beyond our expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them for all your tour guide needs whilst in Sarajevo.
I will without doubt return to Sarajevo & Bosnia/Herzegovina one day as it is one of the most remarkable city and countries I have been too, and when I do, Funky Tours are the people.
Thanks for everything, especially the accommodation pick up & drop off.
See you’s again in the future.
Colin & Maria 🙂
Absolutely brilliant and a brilliant day out. On this trip I felt we had seen nearly all of Bosnia, our Guide Enis was amazing and took the time to explain the history of each stop and paced the day for us. Having a accommodating guide who can show you around is a brilliant plus. The sites were amazing, the Kravica waterfalls are so beautiful 😍 . Thank you Funky tours team! 😀
This was an amazing tour! This tour takes you through Herzegovina to Mostar and is great for those who want to see a lot. Mostar is simply beautiful and the trip is worth it for this alone. But the old Old Ottoman town ( Polcitelji) and the Deverish house and springs are also equally as incredible to see. My guide was Anis who was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. He was also very flexible with timings was always happy to answer questions. This is a great trip for solo trip and also good to see more remote areas of Bosnia that you couldn’t get to on public transport. Ema in the office was also fantastic and exceptionally helpful. Standard of English and local knowledge was exceptionally high.
This tour was with guide and driver, Almir. As well as seeing beautiful sights, he gave us detailed background history at each place, always in a very easy and friendly manner. We never felt rushed to “move on” and Almir also kindly pointed out the best spots to take photographs! At the end of this fascinating day we had learned so much about Bosnia-Herzegovina, and we so wanted to understand more, that we booked a second tour. Big thanks to our Super Guide Almir and to Super Funky Tours.